Personnel: Work-related accidents

What can be acknowledged as a work-related accident?

To be acknowledged as a work-related accident, it has to be possible to procure the evidence that there is a sudden occurrence (accident), that happened to a contract member of staff or a statutory member of staff during and through the exercise of the work, which causes an injury.

The following five elements must be combined:

  •  A sudden occurrence with an external cause
  • There is an injury
  • The sudden occurrence caused the injury
  • The accident happened during the exercise of one's work
  • The accident happened through the exercise of one's work

The same principles apply in case of teleworking.

You are the victim of an accident on the work route, so-called work-related road accident, if the following four conditions are combined:

  • A sudden occurrence with an external cause
  • There is an injury
  • The sudden occurrence caused the injury
  • The accident has occurred on the normal work route. This is the most justified route in time and distance between the residence and the place where the duties are performed.

 How to declare a work-related accident?

You have to fill in the necessary documents within eight days (starting the day after the accident happened), if necessary in consultation with your department chair, head of department or director. These documents are not available in English.

Absence in case of a work-related accident

You have to notify your department in case of absence. Please mention that the absence is the consequence of an accident for which a declaration will be made towards AGODI.

Procedure pricking accident and / or accidental blood contact

If you have a pricking accident, then ask – if possible – the attending doctor/ dentist / internship mentor of the patient on whom you’ve pricked yourself if he or she consents to check the immune status of the patient for:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV

This is possible through the emergency unit, poli-unit or hospitalization unit or through the attending doctor. This way it will be possible to refer you to an aids reference centre or a department hepatology within 24 hours for an adapted treatment, if necessary according to the registration form (see below).

Furthermore, you: